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Correlational findings

Study Bachman et al. (1978): study US 1966

Public:
Public highschool boys followed 8 years from grade 10, USA, 1966-74
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1628
Non Response:
2.8% at T1, 17.2% at T2, 21.0% at T3, 28.9% at T4, 28.5% at T5
Assessment:
Multiple assesment methods
Interviews, tests and questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's Label
Self-percieved school ability
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index at T1 and T2 of three items in which respondent rates himself in comparison to others his age on
- overall school ability
- reading ability
- intelligence

Rated
1 = far below average
;
6 = far above average

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = + s/ns               Self-percieved school ability at
Happiness            T1             T2
T1            tau = +.13 (001)     +.07 (ns)
T2            tau = +.11 (01)      +.11 (01)
T3            tau = +.08 (05)      +.05 (ns)
T4            tau = +.05 (ns)      +.05 (ns)

T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970